A Hole in the World in the Shape of a Man: A Novel
Gouin, R Michael
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A Hole in the World in the Shape of a Man is a novel in progress. The story was conceived first as a short story, and then as a novella that was to fulfill coursework obligations for Dr. Mozina's Advanced Fiction Workshop in the spring quarter of 2002. However, by the end of that quarter it had become obvious that this story was much bigger than what could be narrated in the physical space of the novella form. Moreover, at that time, I was trying to think of what might be an exciting and challenging Senior Individualized Project. Perfect! I thought. I'll just turn this thing into my SIP! I had no idea that the story would once again prove larger than the constraints I contrived to place upon it. Now, nearly a year after Jonah and Hattie's little story was conceived, it has once again outgrown my conception of it, and I am more excited than ever to actualize its fictional potential- to make a bona fide, full-length novel out of it, that is.